Yves Perriard

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Adjunct Professor

yves.perriard@epfl.ch +41 21 695 43 10 http://lai.epfl.ch

Citizenship : Swiss

Birth date : 21.12.1965

MC A4 298 (Bâtiment MC)
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526
CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2

Web site: Web site: https://lai.epfl.ch/

MC A4 218 (Bâtiment MC)
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526
CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Electric drives 
Linear transducers 
Complex system optimization 
Invasive blood pump 
Piezo electric motors
Smart material (EAP, SMA)


Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD



PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering

Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems

Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics


Electrotechnics I

The course covers the basics of electrical circuits composed of linear components, in direct current (DC) operation. A series of transforming methods are studied. At the end of the semester, alternate current (AC) systems are treated (complex numbers). Many examples and demos illustrate the course.

Electrotechnics II

In alternate current (AC) operation, the different types of power are brought up. 3-phase alternate supplies and their loads are treated. Finally, the course deals with the transient states, basics of choppers and switched power supplies. Many examples and demonstrations illustrate the course.

Actuators and Electromagnetic systems I

The course covers the main methods for the analysis of electromechanical systems. A study of magnetic physical quantities is followed by the conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy. The permanent magnet is studied macroscopically. The dynamic aspect of the system is seen at the end.

Actuators and Electromagnetic systems II

The students will be able to model, simulate and measure actuators and electrical motors

Embedded motor control

The student will be able to design, make and program a complete motor/actuator drive. He will know how to apply motor control theory to real systems.